Chapter 32

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“What the hell,” Damon muttered, still staring at us blankly.

“I managed to transport us out…” I trialed off, staring at my hands. Then I turned to Aiden, with a huge grin plastered to my face.

“Holy shit! You’re that powerful!” Aiden shouted, gripping me in a bear tight hug, spinning us around.

“Aiden?” Leila called out. We both turned to the direction of her voice, and Aiden broke out into a grin.

“Leila!” He yelled, running to her and capturing her in his arms. She laughed as he spun her around and planted a soft kiss to her lips. My chest ached a little, Klaus coming to mind again. My stomach nudged, and I lay a hand on it, stroking my baby gently.

“I miss him too,” I whispered, tears forming in my eyes.

“What’s wrong?” Leila asked, giving me a concerned look.

“Nothing,” I muttered, wiping away the tears and giving her the best smile I could. Only, the smile seemed so fake that it turned into a frown.

“Where’s Daniel?” Leila asked curiously.

“He-” Aiden stopped himself, looking at Leila. “How long were we gone?” He asked.

“Almost three days,” Leila said lightly.

“What…?” I asked, my voice raising up an octave.

“Well, when Klaus came for Daniel and Aiden, it had been Monday. Today’s Wednesday,” Leila explained.

“Klaus came looking for you two?” I asked Aiden, tears forming again. I wanted to slap myself for being so emotionally unstable, for not being able to control my reactions.

“Yeah. He said something about you being in trouble and that you were pregnant, and that these demon things wanted your child,” Aiden said in a rush.

“We can all tell she’s pregnant,” Damon scoffed. He had been silent, staring at our little gathering.

“But how are you that pregnant?” Elena asked, walking over to me. She gave me a look asking for permission, and I nodded my head. Then she placed a hand onto my stomach, smiling as my baby kicked.

“You and Klaus had been gone a little over three months,” Leila muttered, a confused look crossing her face.

“You spent a couple of months in the Dark Dimension, didn’t you?” Damon asked. I looked up at him and he stared at me knowingly.

“Yeah…” I muttered, looking at the floor again.

“The what?” Elena asked. So Damon and I explained the Dark Dimension to her, with added inputs from Aiden and Leila, who had both been to the Dark Dimension on various occasions.

“Elena, did you know that Stefan is helping Klaus?” I asked her with a worried expression. Everyone had grown silent, all staring at the floor. No one would meet my gaze, and I felt myself grow cautious.

“What?” I asked them warily.

“Klaus performed the ritual,” Elena muttered.

“What ritual?” I asked her, confusion crossing my features.

“The curse. He broke the curse,” Damon snapped impatiently. I stared at them all, waiting for one of them to break out laughing, or for someone to scream April Fools. Only it wasn’t April fool’s day…

“But…how…” I muttered, my eyes gazing at nothing.

“He used another witch,” Aiden muttered.